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Grand Rutherglen Muscat (375ml)

Incredibly rich with aged complexity

$65.00 CELLAR CLUB
$58.50

DESCRIPTION

Tasting Notes

Rich, deep brown. Complex raisined fruit characters, coffee bean, dark chocolate and a distinct ‘aged oak’ lift.

Wine Making

The grapes are left until late in the season to achieve optimum ripeness, ensuring maximum fruit flavour and a high degree of natural sweetness. Juice is fermented for only a very short time before being fortified with neutral spirit. Only selected parcels of premium fruit are then added to the Grand Rutherglen Muscat solera. The wine that provides the basis of this blend dates back to the 1950’s. Wine can only be withdrawn from this solera when it matches exactly with the previous withdrawal thus ensuring the quality and consistency of style.

Cellaring

Blended through our solera for optimum flavour and balance this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. The perfect partner to pan forte, an English cloth cheddar or rich dark chocolate.

Technical

The Grapes: Muscat a petit grains rouge (locally known as Rutherglen Brown Muscat) from Campbells Rutherglen vineyards.
Alcohol: 17.5%
Baume: 14Be

Rich, deep brown. Complex raisined fruit characters, coffee bean, dark chocolate and a distinct ‘aged oak’ lift.

Palate:

An incredible depth of luscious raisined fruit floods the front palate. Walnut, dark chocolate, ground coffee bean, vanilla and nutty dry mature oak characters add complexity, before an incredibly long, drawn out finish.
The grapes are left until late in the season to achieve optimum ripeness, ensuring maximum fruit flavour and a high degree of natural sweetness. Juice is fermented for only a very short time before being fortified with neutral spirit. Only selected parcels of premium fruit are then added to the Grand Rutherglen Muscat solera. The wine that provides the basis of this blend dates back to the 1950’s. Wine can only be withdrawn from this solera when it matches exactly with the previous withdrawal thus ensuring the quality and consistency of style.
Blended through our solera for optimum flavour and balance this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. The perfect partner to pan forte, an English cloth cheddar or rich dark chocolate.
The Grapes: Muscat a petit grains rouge (locally known as Rutherglen Brown Muscat) from Campbells Rutherglen vineyards.
Alcohol: 17.5%
Baume: 14Be
Deep olive-brown; a wonderful example of muscadelle/topaque, with all the cold tea, butterscotch, Christmas cake and burnt toffee expected of the variety at its zenith. I have to admit to a special love of topaque, while recognising the greatness of the muscat Rutherglen makes. - 95 points

James Halliday

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